Saturday, November 21, 2009

Keep Them Warm!

Babies love to be swaddled up in a soft blanket as they sleep. However, as they are able to move their limbs more, it can be hard to keep the blanket wrapped snuggly around them. So as I was roaming the internet one day I thought of other ways to keep baby cozy and warm. I am working on fashioning a sewing pattern for this purpose as well...but I have come up with a crochetted item that was super easy to make.

A baby cocoon is a great item to put your baby it. They are warm, cozy, and oh-so-cute. I found a number of patterns online, but none that I was super excited about because they didn't include a hood. Most patterns are a sack to put baby in with a matching hat. They are cute too, but I what I really wanted to make was one with a head cover too.

So I came up with this pattern myself using a combination of patterns or skills that I have used before. The bottom half part is crochetted in rounds, then the top is stitched in rows and sewn together.

I am really happy with how it turned out since I put the idea together myself. Maybe someone out there as come up with a similar pattern, but I haven't found it yet.

I made the one pictured about for my friend whose baby was just born a few days ago. I hope she fits it and is able to use it.

I am going to play with this design a little more and look at aways to improve it. I hope you like it so far though. I call it Snug.

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